It’s time to take action — and we need your support. We’re holding a rally on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2pm, at Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South (West 4th Street) in Manhattan.
We need you to be there.
Since 2006, the Justice for Jazz Artists! campaign has repeatedly tried to engage NYC jazz clubs in constructive dialog to secure retirement benefits for working jazz musicians, to no avail.
We successfully lobbied for a tax break that would go to jazz musicians’ retirement payments, at no cost the clubs; and yet almost none of the top NYC jazz clubs will even discuss the issue with us — these clubs include the Village Vanguard, the Jazz Standard, Birdland and the Blue Note.
We’re holding this rally to put public pressure on the clubs, so that they do the right thing. After the rally, we will march to the clubs and deliver our petition with 3000+ signatures of professional musicians, demanding that the clubs direct the forgiven tax dollars to musicians’ pension payments — a tax break that we lobbied for, and that the clubs are now enjoying.
J4JA! Rally and March on the Clubs
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South (West 4th Street)
Greenwich Village, New York City
Musicians: Bring your instruments for our march to the clubs!